Saturday, December 10, 2016
Uncustomed Heroes of 2016: Dodgers
I feel extremely bad for these Dodgers teams of late- every year they get closer and closer to the gold, and every year they never make it to the World Series, despite deserving it several of those times. This year, if it weren't for the Cubs, I would have LOVED to see a Dodgers-Indians World Series. I would have rooted for LA probably, too. It's just sad, because Andre Ethier's seen several incarnations of playoff rosters, and has never nabbed a ring.
Still, even if Ethier took a limited role this year, he's still a beloved veteran member of the team, and will probably be better in a healthier 2017.
Andrew Toles came into the fold late in the season, as a prospect that started hitting like crazy exactly when the Dodgers needed him. Not sure of where he'll fit in for them in 2017, as Pederson and Ethier will likely be starting, though he could get a big spike in playing time if the Dodgers finally deal Yasiel Puig.
Coming Tomorrow- It was an even year, and the Giants didn't win the World Series. But they weren't too bad.